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Raymond Around the World: Opryland Resort

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Over the past few years, Raymond and I have travelled the globe some. Together we’ve visited Chicago, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Brussels, NYC, Japan, among other places. Raymond is a great travel companion, and we always have a blast together—taking in the sights and sampling local vegetarian food.

Last weekend Raymond and I had a little free time, so we decided to pop down to Nashville, Tennessee to check out the elaborate Christmas decorations at the Opryland Resort. It was a certainly a sight to behold, as there are more than 2 million twinkling lights across the entire resort!

Christmas at Opryland Resort
Raymond and I could’ve stared at these gorgeous trees for hours.
Christmas at Opryland Resort
Every single tree was covered in lights.
Christmas at Opryland Resort
Outside the main entrance to the Opryland Resort where there were carriage rides and a firepit.
Christmas at Opryland Resort
Where’s Raymond?
Christmas at Opryland Resort
Oh, there he is! By the HUGE poinsettia tree!

The Opryland Resort is one of the largest hotels in the world, and it features several atriums that house impressive Christmas decorations and thousands of plants. There is even a quarter-mile-long indoor river in the Delta Atrium! Walkways and bridges lead you all around the atriums, and seeing such large-scale holiday displays will leave you feeling jolly. Raymond and I certainly enjoyed wandering along the paths—he drinking some hot cocoa and me sipping a hot toddy.

Christmas at Opryland Resort
Raymond was particularly amused by the banjo-strummin’ snowman.
Christmas at Opryland Resort
The ceiling was quite literally dripping with lights. Our photos don’t do it justice!
Christmas at Opryland Resort
Raymond bonding with a nutcracker.

Aside from the extensive decorations, there are lots of holiday activities going on all season long at the Opryland Resort, such as ice skating, tubing, gingerbread decorating, and more. Maybe sometime Raymond and I will get to go back and experience more of the festivities, but after a couple hours, we had to head back up to the North Pole. [But don't feel sorry for us; you know we have loads of festive fun up here ;) ]

If you want to experience A Country Christmas at the Opryland Resort yourself, head to Nashville anytime between now and 1 January.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN
United States

Where else do you think Raymond went this year? Stay tuned to find out! :D

Free Wallpaper: Welcome, December!

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It’s December—yay! With only 24 days until Christmas, we are eagerly anticipating the big day and are rather busy up here at the North Pole. One of our favorite things about this time of year are all of the pretty, twinkling lights on Christmas trees and houses. Here’s a cozy digital wallpaper for your screen, so you can enjoy the sight of colorful lights all month long! Click the buttons below to download.

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this cheery Christmas wallpaper from Northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: A Season of Thanks

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For our American friends, November is the month of thankfulness which culminates on Thanksgiving Day. While it’s great to have a holiday dedicated to giving thanks, gratitude is something we can all exercise year-round. This month challenge yourself to write down something you’re thankful for each day. Set this image as your desktop wallpaper, and Raymond the reindeer will give you a gentle reminder each time you see it.

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

We hope you enjoy this month’s wallpaper from Northpole.com, and we’d like to know: what are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments below!

Free Wallpaper: Fa-BOO-lous Things Are Coming Your Way…

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…such as cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, costumes, and this downloadable desktop wallpaper! Raymond the reindeer wanted to dress up to celebrate Halloween, so here he is, donning a wizard hat and accompanied by a couple of his pals. We’re having a hard time coming up with names for these guys… Dracu-apple? Jack-o-orange? What do you think? Help us name these cuties and leave your suggestions in the comments below.

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this fa-BOO-lous wallpaper from Northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: A Paper Airplane Ride

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Oh my gosh—it’s September already! Can you believe that summer’s over and kids are already back in school? We sure can’t. But here we are, three months until the holidays, and we elves still have so much to do! Even though Christmas seems like a long way off, we know the days will fly by. Thankfully, our pal Raymond the reindeer loves to lend a helping hoof whenever he can. And here he is, on a mission to spread some smiles. Download this wallpaper, and whenever you look at Raymond, he’ll surely lift your spirits, as he does ours!

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this delightful wallpaper from Northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: Raymond’s Ready for the Rio Olympics

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This Friday the Summer Olympic Games will begin in Rio de Janeiro! As you probably know, Raymond the reindeer loves sports—whether it’s baseball, cricket, reindeer games, or anything in between. He even went to London, England for the 2012 Summer Olympics! Raymond is getting rather excited for this year’s games, so he decided to participate in a little track and field. Here he is donning his sweat bands, ready to run laps. Maybe with a little of Santa’s magic, Raymond can beat the world record for the 100m ;)

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this sporty wallpaper from Northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: The Lake is Calling…

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…So take a break and head to the lake with your pal Raymond the reindeer. Download this wallpaper, and whenever you look at it, you’ll be transported to the serene scene. Picture yourself sitting on a dock, dipping your toes (or hooves) in the cool water, enjoying the warm breeze. Ahh… Summer! :)

And speaking of summertime fun, what’s your favorite lake to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this relaxing wallpaper from Northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: Up, Up, and Away!

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The summer months are upon us, and many of you probably have vacation plans for the upcoming season. Raymond the reindeer also wanted to go on an adventure and got a bit carried away—literally!—by a bouquet of balloons. Give your pal Raymond a place to land and download this wallpaper to your laptop or tablet.

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this wonderful wallpaper from Northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: Raymond’s Enchanted Forest

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Maybe it’s just us, but it seems like the first few months of the year just flew by, and May is suddenly here! We hope you all are enjoying the spring season with its blooming flowers, verdant foliage, and wildlife scurrying about. To make your May a little brighter, a little warmer, and little bit magical, here’s an enchanting digital wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, or tablet.

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this whimsical wallpaper from Northpole.com!

Free Wallpaper: Raymond’s Garden

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It’s April, and spring is in full swing. If you have a green thumb, you’ve probably already decided what plants you’re going to grow this year. Raymond the reindeer thought he’d try his hand hoof at gardening, and with some help, he got this little garden started!

To download the free wallpaper, click on one of the sizes above and then right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Mac) the image and choose “Save Image As…”

Enjoy this earthy wallpaper from Northpole.com!

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